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Big Ten football weekend review: Week 4

Just four Big Ten teams remain undefeated after the fourth week of the season: Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Maryland.

It was a rollercoaster ride to get there on Saturday between slow starts, overtime thrillers and a top-10 showdown, but the conference is shaping up excitedly as we enter the thick of Big Ten play.

Here are three performances that stood out.

Most vital victory: No. 6 Ohio State 17, No. 9 Notre Dame 14

According to Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day, it’s “Ohio against the world.” That may have come out in the heat of the moment — he also called out Lou Holtz — but Ohio State did prove that it is a legitimate championship contender when it beat Notre Dame on Saturday.